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The topics selected by newspaper photographers to illustrate Christmas
around 1910 may not differ
greatly from television coverage of the holiday in more recent times. The
Chicago Daily News focused on the arrival of Christmas trees for the
shoppers buying gifts, the post office delivering huge numbers of greeting
cards and packages, children who lived in institutions, children with
handicaps, and charities providing assistance for people in need.
In the early twentieth century, many trees came on "Christmas tree
ships" to Chicago's harbor by way of Lake Michigan from Wisconsin and
Michigan (DN-0006954, DN-0065543). Fewer came by truck (DN-0000912).
Other images show decorated trees in work places (DN-0002918, DN-0002917)
and municipal Christmas trees displayed in Grant Park (DN-0061913,